In a the his most recent sermon (available here), Phil Strout mentioned something about “give us our daily bread” meaning “give us tomorrow’s bread.” I’d heard that so I decided to Google it. And the BBC’s site was the first to come up!
You can see the full article here.
Here’s the part that excited me:
“It probably means daily, it probably means the stuff we need to survive, but at least some people in the early church understood it to mean the bread we want for tomorrow or even the bread of tomorrow; ‘give us today tomorrow’s bread’.
And they’ve thought that might mean give us now a taste of the bread we shall eat in the Kingdom of God. Give us a foretaste of that great banquet and celebration where the universe is drawn together by Christ in the presence of God the Father.”
Isn’t that exciting! For millenia, many who’ve prayed the Lord’s prayer have done so understanding they were asking to have tomorrow’s bread today! That’s so cool!
So we say, “Yes Lord, give us today a taste of the Kingdom!”